Wednesday Open Thread | Maxine Waters owns Steve Mnuchin

How is it these white men think they can trampled on Black women to get a laugh? Matt Whitaker did it to Sheila Jackson Lee and now Steve Mnuchin is with this fuckery. Black women don’t play that shyt. You will get checked big time.  You’d think Steve Mnuchin would have learned from the last encounter with Maxine Waters but no.  He tried again and failed. We don’t have the patience for nonsense. Don’t try us!

You’d think by now that the Trump regime might have figured out not to mess with Congresswoman Maxine Waters. Donald Trump spent two years hurling thinly veiled racist attacks at her, and it only served to elevate her stature as she became Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee. Now Trump’s Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin tried taking on Waters directly today, and let’s just say that it didn’t go well for him.

Mnuchin was scheduled to testify before Maxine Waters’ committee today, and at the last minute he informed Waters that he had an important meeting this evening with the leader of Bahrain, and that he would be leaving the hearing at 5pm whether it was finished or not. At best, Mnuchin would have known about this meeting well in advance, and purposely waited until the last minute to inform Waters. At worst, Mnuchin made a point of scheduling this meeting at the last minute so he’d have an excuse to bail on his testimony if it wasn’t going well for him.

Either way, Maxine Waters wasn’t having it. She told Mnuchin that he was free to get up and walk out, but she made no movement to call the hearing to a close. He seemed confused, and perhaps afraid that he if did try to leave without permission, she’d have him arrested for contempt of Congress. Waters didn’t have to make any specific threats, as the implied threat was working well for her; at one point Mnuchin meekly asked Waters to bang her gavel so he could leave, but he mistakenly called it a “gravel” – setting off numerous jokes across Twitter.

Of course the larger point here is that another House committee, the House Ways and Means Committee, is currently in the process of pulling Donald Trump’s tax returns. Steve Mnuchin, as the head of the Treasury Department, is legally prohibited from interfering with this process – but it’s widely expected that Trump will instruct him to illegally try to interfere anyway. So it’s noteworthy that as this tax return battle heats up, Maxine Waters the House Democrats appear to have Mnuchin running scared.

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63 Responses to Wednesday Open Thread | Maxine Waters owns Steve Mnuchin

  1. vitaminlover says:

    Rep. Maxine WILL get chimps tax returns.

  2. rikyrah says:

    Sooo… I found a puppy in a ditch on my way to work this morning. How was your day?!— Tegan (@TeganG_) April 9, 2019

  3. rikyrah says:

    She had been saying this for awhile. I see no lie.
    In response to the Kim K going to law school news.

  4. rikyrah says:

    UH HUH
    UH HUH

    Trump hotels exempted from ban on foreign payments under new stance
    A narrow justice department interpretation of the emoluments clause gives countries leeway to curry favor with the president via commercial deals

    But in a forthcoming article in the Indiana Law Journal, the Washington University Law professor Kathleen Clark reveals justice department filings have recently changed tack. The new interpretation, Clark says, is contained in justice filings responding to recent lawsuits lodged by attorneys generals and members of Congress.

    Clark’s article notes that in more than 50 legal opinions over some 150 years justice department lawyers have interpreted the clause in a way that barred any foreign payments or gifts except for ones Congress approved. But filings by the department since June 2017 reveal a new interpretation that “… would permit the president – and all federal officials – to accept unlimited amounts of money from foreign governments, as long as the money comes through commercial transactions with an entity owned by the federal official,” the professor writes.

  5. rikyrah says:

    BREAKING NEWS: One dead and 15 injured in North Carolina explosion after contractor drills into gas line under the sidewalk and blows up a building

    The explosion happened in downtown Durham, North Carolina, on Wednesday
    A contractor was drilling into the sidewalk and hit a two inch gas line
    The explosion blew up a building that houses a coffee shop and a psychiatrist’s office
    Residents said they heard a loud ‘boom’ and felt the ground shake at the time of the explosion
    The area has been sealed off while fire fighters try to put out the blaze

    PUBLISHED: 12:05 EDT, 10 April 2019 | UPDATED: 13:14 EDT, 10 April 2019

  6. rikyrah says:

    OK, I see what happened now. Josh Marshall gives a summary of Barr’s disgraceful and dishonest testimony today.

    Let’s Stop Pretending

    Bill Barr basically openly embraced the President’s discredited claim that the Obama administration “spied” on his campaign. He later seemed to partly backtracked and then tried to suggest that by “spying” he might just mean court approved surveillance as part of a counter-intelligence investigation. But that’s really just caviling. He’s embracing the President’s conspiracy theories and pushing ahead with what can only be called a retributive new investigation of the origins of the Russia probe.

  7. rikyrah says:


    Shine bright! Michelle Obama dazzles in Copenhagen as she promotes her memoir Becoming in a $2,300 crystal-embellished pink suit by a local Danish designer

    Michelle, 55, took the stage at the Royal Arena in Copenhagen on Tuesday
    The former first lady paid homage to the Danish capital by wearing a $2,310 light pink suit by local Copenhagen designer Stine Goya
    Celebrity chef and talk show host Rachael Ray served as the moderator at the event, which is one of the six European stops on Michelle’s extended book tour
    It was reported last month that her book, Becoming, is on track to become the best-selling memoir of all time
    PUBLISHED: 19:51 EDT, 9 April 2019 | UPDATED: 09:42 EDT, 10 April 2019

  8. rikyrah says:

    She better get out there with some constituent services 😒😒

    Nate Silver (@NateSilver538) Tweeted:
    Voters in AOC’s district, NY-14, thought by a 57-32 margin that it was a bad thing when Amazon cancelled its plans to build a headquarters in Queens.

  9. rikyrah says:


    Bernie’s Tax Returns is a Cop 💄🥀 (@OjPats4) Tweeted:
    A socialist in the streets, but a capitalist between the sheets.

  10. rikyrah says:

    Yep 🤔🤔

    Joyce Alene (@JoyceWhiteVance) Tweeted:
    Barr is concerned the Trump campaign wasn’t briefed. Leaving aside the fact FBI did brief on the threat of Russian interference, Barr should be troubled that the campaign never picked up the phone & told the FBI about any, let alone all, of the outreach it had from Russians.

  11. rikyrah says:

    Law obligates IRS commissioner to turn over Trump taxes: Summers
    Former Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers talks with Rachel Maddow about why the law is clear that the IRS commissioner is obligated to respond to the request from Congress for Donald Trump’s tax returns, and why the White House should not be part of that process.

  12. rikyrah says:

    Barr dodges violate spirit of special counsel process: Katyal
    Neal Katyal, former acting U.S. solicitor general, and author of the special counsel regulations, talks with Rachel Maddow about how Attorney General William Barr’s partisan treatment of the Mueller report violates the spirit of the special counsel process.

  13. rikyrah says:

    Schiff opens second front in bid to obtain Mueller report
    Rachel Maddow reports on House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff requesting the Mueller report in the context of its counterintelligence investigation, even as he supports the public release of the Mueller report through the House Judiciary Committee.

  14. Ametia says:

    Rep Maxine Waters took Mnuchin to the woodshed, and she didn’t even bust a sweat

  15. rikyrah says:

    Barr may push Dems to broach impeachment for full Mueller report
    Rachel Maddow reviews Attorney General William Barr’s testimony before the House Appropriations Committee and notes that Barr’s refusal to ask a judge to release the grand jury material in the Mueller report could force Democrats to start an impeachment proceeding to create the proper judicial conditions to ask the judge themselves.

  16. Ametia says:

    Word of the Day : April 10, 2019

    Parthian: adjective PAR-thee-un

    1 : of, relating to, or characteristic of ancient Parthia or its people

    2 : relating to, being, or having the effect of a shot fired while in real or feigned retreat

  17. OMG! Look how he’s shaking…..he’s scared AF.

  18. rikyrah says:

    Amene (@Ange_Amene) Tweeted:
    Bernie Sanders is the perfect example of Elite.

    He owns 3 homes, married well, wrote some books, became a millionaire, inherited wealth from his white family members, enjoys private flights and fancy dinners.

    He’s the text book definition of elite.

  19. rikyrah says:

    Rashmi #Kamala2020 #TeamPelosi (@RashmiGaur9) Tweeted:
    Thank you 🙏🏼@NicolleDWallace for being the only person on @MSNBC to actually say that @KamalaHarris is not getting the coverage she deserves. She raised the 2nd highest amount of 💵,with barely any name recognition, yet Bernie & all the other males are getting all the attention.

  20. Copy Chick says:

    So psyched that Auntie Maxine has the guts and the gavel and will take charge of all the players who hoped she would disappear into the woodwork. She’s bright, dogged, and has right on her side, not that it will stop the ‘other’ RIGHT from dissing her and the justice she fights for but still.

  21. rikyrah says:


    Jesse Lehrich (@JesseLehrich) Tweeted:
    CNN just asked Gillibrand 6 (SIX!) questions at this town hall about her friendship with Hillary Clinton.

  22. rikyrah says:

    Amene (@Ange_Amene) Tweeted:
    I remember the first time I read someone say I wasn’t inspired by Hillary Clinton or Hillary Clinton didn’t inspire me.

    To me this was & IS a foreign idea to me.

    Superficial characteristics in candidates.

    Charisma, inspiration, likeability…these are foreign attributes to me

    Amene (@Ange_Amene) Tweeted:
    And then I learned this is phenomenon that apparently happens mostly among white people…and I was…confused.

    Speaking as a black person, we dont gravitate towards superficial characteristics in candidates which is why the statement sounds ludicrous to me.

    Amene (@Ange_Amene) Tweeted:
    We just dont operate that way folks…and that is one of the many ways black people differ from our white counterparts when evaluating candidates.

    Charisma? Charm? I dont look for those in candidates typically.

    Amene (@Ange_Amene) Tweeted:
    I dont care how charming you are…what was your last job? What have you done the last 5 years? What makes you qualified? Why are you asking for my vote?

    That’s the shit I look for.

  23. rikyrah says:

    Khary Penebaker, Fx (@kharyp) Tweeted:
    Candace Owens is not only a liar, she’s also an apologist for white supremacy. She doesn’t speak for me or for the black community

  24. rikyrah says:

    Just dust 😪😪😪

    Lisa Doyle (@PowerLisaDoyle) Tweeted:
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  25. rikyrah says:

    Rep. Pramila Jayapal (@RepJayapal) Tweeted:
    Today, @HouseJudiciary held a historic hearing on the rise of hate crimes and white nationalism. The Republicans’ key “expert witness”? The person who the Christchurch shooter referred to as his “greatest influence.”

  26. rikyrah says:

    The Hummingbird 🐦 (@SaysHummingbird) Tweeted:
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    This must be shared far and wide! 🔥

  27. rikyrah says:


    Wakandan War Dog (@Kennymack1971) Tweeted:
    And bet not nobody come trying to tell me about this disheveled fraud being a socialist…..the motherfucker is just as capitalist as everyone else he wags his finger at.

    That is it for now….but just know…

    I. Won’t. Be. Letting. This. Go.

  28. rikyrah says:

    Go Auntie Maxine 👏👏👏👏

    Ricky Davila (@TheRickyDavila) Tweeted:
    To be clear, if Auntie Maxine Waters were an old rich white GOP sycophant, the ever corrupt, trashy and creepy Steve Mnuchin would’ve never been this blatantly rude and disrespectful. Thank goodness Maxine Waters wasn’t having any of that shit.

  29. rikyrah says:

    Uh huh😒😒🙄🙄

    Melissa McEwan (@Shakestweetz) Tweeted:
    This is not a distinction that Bernie Sanders made when he was railing against millionaires in 2015-16.

  30. rikyrah says:

    leeleeb50🌊🌊🌊 (@leeleeb50) Tweeted:
    Let’s make this racist video of Stephen Miller go viral. RT

  31. rikyrah says:


    Wakandan War Dog (@Kennymack1971) Tweeted:
    A disclaimer: In a vacuum I don’t give a flying fuck about Bernie’s coins. If he ain’t hurting anybody then get paid…my issue is that he’s a fucking hypocrite who rails at others while doing basically the same shit.

    Wakandan War Dog (@Kennymack1971) Tweeted:
    I mean this is the asshole who sat up on that other raggedy motherfucker Thom Hartmann’s radio show and purity trolled President Obama. Took shots at Hillary Clinton…always presented himself as the unsullied by money perfect progressive…and now look.

    Fuck this dude.

  32. rikyrah says:

    Nothing but a poll tax😠😠😠

    Stephen Wolf (@PoliticsWolf) Tweeted:
    Florida Republicans are advancing what’s effectively a poll tax that many citizens who have completed their felony sentences will never be able to repay, which could disenfranchise hundreds of thousands of potential voters

  33. nedhamson says:

    Good morning. Mnuchin is a total a-hole – lol – and not very good at trying to be either civil or serious.

  34. rikyrah says:

    Good Morning, Everyone 😄😄😄

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